L-39 Albatross near KMKC ~2200Z 20APR08


#1

Can anyone identify the L-39 that was flying west-to-east, less than 10,000 ft, yesterday (Sunday) afternoon? It passed probably 5-6 miles south of KMKC. I heard a small jet approaching, and at first I thought it was a T38 from Whiteman. As it passed right over me, I made it out to be an Albatross, dark in color.

TIA,
Philbert


#2

Not sure if it would be the same one, but there’s one based here at KSEE, usually see him up every weekend, but I haven’t seen him in weeks. Takes off for about an hour or so and comes back. Always VFR. I wonder how many dark colored Albatrosses there are…the one here is all black or ‘midnight’ blue. I forget the number. If you have a scanner, maybe grab it if you see him again. If you’re under some Class B, you’re gonna hear him sometime.


#3

L-39 was most likely N152XX- Route was UIN to ICT. Aircraft was sold by my company Raptor Aviation and was being delivered to it’s new owner.

Lisa


#4

Thanks, Lisa!

I will add 152XX to my watch list to see if it comes around again.

Ciao,
Philbert